An excellent EP to accompany an outstanding single.
Avalanche City is the brainchild of Dave Baxter, who’s the latest act to find the perfect ways to modernize more traditional music. The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons are the two names that immediately spring to mind as bands that he may be soon appearing on bills with—all bands share a similar brand of sentiment in their lyrical approach and similar instrumentation. Where Avalanche City stands out in that grouping is in atmosphere, which can swerve from restrained to bombastic in a matter of seconds but always suits the songs perfectly. Which is undoubtedly part of the reason why Avalanche City’s already a household name in his native New Zealand, where last year he had the honor of recording the fastest-selling debut in the country’s history. Love Love Love will undoubtedly continue his ascension in popularity—except this time, expect it to break out into other countries as well.
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